ORDER OF PUBLICATION OF NOTICE

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

STATE OF MISSOURI SS.

COUNTY OF RIPLEY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF RIPLEY COUNTY, MISSOURI

In Re the Matter of B.A.L.,

A male minor child, d/o/b: 02/25/2015

Case No. 20RI-PR00069

RUBY J. STAHL and MICHELLE A. STAHL, Petitioners, Natural Mother: MELISSA VIOLET ARNOLD

Natural Father: JASON LEONARD

The State of Missouri to: Melissa Violet Arnold and Jason Leonard

You are hereby notified that an action has been commenced in the Circuit Court, Ripley County, Missouri, by petition, the object and general nature of which is to obtain a Judgment of Guardianship for a minor child, B.A.L., by Ruby J. Stahl and Michelle A. Stahl, Petitioners.

The names of all parties to said suit are stated above in the caption hereof and the name and address of the attorney for the petitioner is Dale E. Nunnery, 208 Washington Street, Doniphan, Missouri, 63935.

You are further notified that, unless you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the aforesaid petition within 45 days after the 7th day of September, 2020, a judgment of guardianship may be rendered in favor of petitioners.

It is ordered that a copy hereof be published according to the law in the Prospect News, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Ripley, State of Missouri.

A true copy from the record.

Witness my hand and seal of the Circuit Court, County of Ripley, State of Missouri, the 28th day of September, 2020.

Sharon R. Richmond,

Ripley County

Circuit Clerk

By: Ruth Austin

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